Warning (Matthew 16:26)

The video screen flashed a message.

Warning. The following program may contain smoking, profanity, and nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. 


I usually ignore such warnings but after watching the movie, I reflected upon the veracity of the statement. The warning was true but what it failed to mention was the slanderous misrepresentation of the Christian religion. Censors and critics are far more concerned that showing people smoking is a far worse evil than propagating a false or distorted view of Christianity. In this day of relativism, it is understandable but is it justified? The world would like us to be compliant with its morality system. What about compliance with God? If we ignore the video warning, we may be offended by the content we view. If we ignore God’s warning, the consequences are far more dire.

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

Matthew 16:26 (NLT)

What are our priorities in life? What is our treasure? God very clearly tells us what it should be. 

Warning. Living your life without God will lead to eternal separation from His love, grace, and mercy.

Like the warning that flashed on my video screen, will we ignore this warning? 

The destiny of your soul depends upon your answer. 

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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